Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Labor did very well this session -- which means, we all did well

Illinois is now the most innovative state for labor law in the nation, according to labor blogger Nathan Newman. That's great news for our economy and wealth creation, because when labor does better, more people have more money to spend, and we all are better off.

Here is the link to his blog that lays out an article on the four or five important labor laws that passed the General Assembly, led by the workers comp reform that passed without much fanfare (thanks, in part, to Senator Terry Link (D-Highwood) who spent a lot of time forging an agreement).

9 comments:

Nathan Kaufman said...

http://www.suntimes.com/output/education/cst-nws-skul15.html

What do you think of this situation?

Dan Johnson-Weinberger said...

I think it's a good move. Bad teachers should be fired. Principals should be leading schools and held accountable for their decisions. Tenure can be a bad thing. We have some bad schools. That's not acceptable.

So-Called Austin Mayor said...

DJW,

Thanks for posting these legislative score-cards. Sometimes folks like me spend so much time barking about policy, we fail to notice when postitive change has taken place under our noses.

Keep up the good work.

Nathan Kaufman said...

http://www.gopbloggers.org/mt/archives/000883.html

you may be somewhat in agreement with GOP bloggers-

Nathan Kaufman said...

Have you watched the movie Dead Poets Society recently?

Dan Johnson-Weinberger said...

I noticed the GOP bloggers misspelled the word 'your' suggesting that they might need a bit more education. I think 'good schools' should be a core Democratic Party position, and that we hurt ourselves when we end up as apologists for bad teachers, especially since we're willing to spend the money on poor kids, and the GOP base is not. I have not seen Dead Poets Society lately.

Nathan Kaufman said...

the movie is not completely analogous to the current situation and is different in some pretty important ways-

MDS said...

I'm confused -- what does any of this have to do with Dead Poets Society?

Nathan Kaufman said...

MDS-

have you watched the movie? watch the movie and ask yourself what the movie has to do with teaching, kids, parents and school policies-